Jun 1, 2006 12:00 PM, By Laura Dixon and Jessaca Massey
Phihong USA's PoE60U series power-over-Ethernet adapter delivers up 60W of power on a single Ethernet port. The device is suitable for laptops, scanners, and printers and is ideal for applications involving wireless and satellite broadband. The 60W PoE adapter provides detection, disconnect, and voltage control fully compliant with IEEE 802.3af standards. The device features diagnostic LEDs, broken wire detect, single-source four-pair power current sharing, and is gigabit-compatible. The adapter has a DC output voltage of +56V and features a low leakage current of less than 0.25mA. The compact power supply measures 6.54"×3.15"×1.75" and weighs 14oz.
▪ Phihong | www.phihong.com
InterVideo's new WinDVD and DVD Xpack support Nvidia PureVideo technology. XPack enables DVD playback using Windows Media Player on Windows XP and fully integrates with Windows Media Center. The DVD Xpack seamlessly works with Nvidia GeForce 6 and 7 series graphics processing units (GPUs) and supports WMV-HD hardware acceleration for high-definition video, Dolby Digital audio decoding, and DirectX video acceleration to minimize CPU load. The DVD Xpack downmixes 5.1 soundtracks to two channels and is completely compatible with Microsoft DirectShow.
▪ InterVideo | www.intervideo.com
CyberLink's Power2Go 5.5 Next-Gen Edition disc support provides 15GB storage for single-layer DVDs and 25GB storage for single-layer Blu-ray discs. Power2Go 5.5 offers flexibility for burning discs, with support for today's complete range of disc formats: CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD-RAM, double-layer DVD±R, BD-R, BD-RE, HD DVD-RAM, and HD DVD-R. It also provides security with password protection and 128-bit encryption. Easy utilities allow users to copy and erase discs, rip tracks, convert audio files, and burn a CD folder. Drag-and-drop Express icons automate data burning and the creation of audio CDs, as well as simplify copying and authoring.
▪ CyberLink | www.cyberlink.com
SMC Networks' TigerSwitch 1000 is a 24-port 10/100/1000 standalone managed switch that provides the bandwidth, port density, and flexibility to improve overall network performance in edge and work group applications. Four of its ports are combo ports that accept optional SX, LX, or ZX SFP transceivers to provide for fiber connectivity. The switch is designed to handle high-bandwidth applications at speeds reaching up to 48Gbps with a non-blocking single-chip switching architecture. The switch features 802.1x, IP filtering, Quality of Service (QoS) with four levels of priority and weighted fair queuing, VLANs based on frame tags or ports, and spanning tree for loop detection and prevention.
▪ SMC Networks | www.smc.com
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